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Dubai's Burj Khalifa sets another record with a new even higher observation deck

The newly unveiled deck, located on the 148th floor, is the tallest in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records

Dubai's Burj Khalifa sets another record with a new even higher observation deck
Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa’s new observation deck, unveiled today, has been officially declared as the world’s highest.

The new deck, located on the 148th floor of the world’s tallest tower, is at a height of 555 metres, overtaking the previous record holder, The Canton Tower in Guangzhou, which is at a height of 488 metres.

Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records were in Dubai today to confirm the new record at the launch of Burj Khalifa’s new deck, ‘At The Top, Burj Khakifa Sky’.

The new deck is 24 levels higher than the previous attraction on the 124th floor, which was 452 metres above ground.

Above: The unveiling of the plaque to mark the new record and, below, the new deck on the 148th floor and the view of the Dubai skyline